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Theatre-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Moonbow Miraculous

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Moonbow Miraculous: Competition-Length Version

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 20 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 21 pages

Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Not Going Anywhere

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

A Mexican family struggles to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck

Skip writes from the heart, but uncovers something no one wants to read.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Postcards from Shakespeare

by Allison Williams

Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. Queen Elizabeth sends him on a trip around the world to find inspiration.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

Rebootilization

by Alan Haehnel

Stories are under attack. It's a pandemic so big, the government’s involved. The rebootilization plan is foolproof so long as pirates don't get loose....

  • About 120 minutes
  • 13 M + 15 W + 25 Any Gender, Expandable to 85+
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 82 pages

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 5 M + 11 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

See the Light

by Lindsay Price

The truth hurts. Especially when you're afraid to tell it and not expecting to hear it.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

Shakespeare's Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show!

by Lindsay Price

Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 11 W + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 pages

Stereotype High

by Jeffrey Harr

High school is full of stereotypes – or is it?

  • About 105 minutes
  • 9 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus onstage crew
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 107 pages

Storied

by Bradley Walton

In a magical dimension, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good and Bad Ideas from classic tales. Who is to blame for the bad idea?

  • About 77 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 70 pages

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Theatrefolk's Ten-Minute Play Collection

by Lindsay Price

A collection of ten minute plays.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 55 pages

The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers

Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

  • About 82 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

Typecast

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Students have all mysteriously been cast in the “wrong” roles.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

We all wear a mask. What will happen when the world sees who you really are?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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